Overall Green alert Drought for Western Australia-2020
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013971
Name: Western Australia-2020
Countries: Australia
Start Date: Middle of Mar 2020
Duration: 229 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 42883 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Surge in natural disasters takes heavy human and economic toll — UNTue, 13 Oct 2020 10:15:00 +0200.

Philippines among countries with highest number of disaster events An SUV gets caught in a flood on Timog corner Scout Tobias in Quezon City after a sudden downpour of rain on October 12, 2020. The Philippines recorded 304 disaster events f
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Surge in natural disasters takes heavy toll: UNTue, 13 Oct 2020 04:58:00 +0200.

Heatwaves and droughts will pose the greatest threat in the next decade, as temperatures continue to rise due to heat-trapping gases, experts said. China (577) and the United States (467) recorded the highest number of disaster events from
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Natural disasters surge in past 20 years: UNTue, 13 Oct 2020 04:58:00 +0200.

Heatwaves and droughts will pose the greatest threat in the next decade, as temperatures continue to rise due to heat-trapping gases, experts said. China (577) and the United States (467) recorded the highest number of disaster events from
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Natural disasters surge in past 20 years, likely to continue to wreak ... Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:45:00 +0200.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide, and are likely to wreak further havoc, the United Nations said on Monday. Sl
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